Already securing a place to study Primary Teaching at the University of Glasgow, Abbie, from Ayrshire, also wanted to become a trampolining coach – combining her studies with her hobby to teach others in her area.

But with her studies about to start she was not able to afford the fees to begin her coaching career and began to think about putting her plans on hold.

However, she then heard about The Prince’s Trust Development Awards which she successfully applied for.

With this funding, she was able to take the first steps into coaching and is now loving teaching others.

Abbie said: “I started my trampolining journey when I was 10 years old and began competing four years later. At my first competition I placed 11 out of 27, but this only made me more determined to work harder. After just missing out in medals I won my first Silver when I was 16 and since then I’ve won four Gold medals, which includes one at the Scottish National Championships.

I was able to gain my Level 1 Trampolining coaching course which was funded by The Prince’s Trust. This has allowed me to coach a recreational class every week which I thoroughly enjoy and gain a lot of experience from. I’m now hoping to complete the Level 2 course this year. I wouldn’t have been able to do this without the generosity of The Prince’s Trust and I’m thankful I have the opportunity to do this.